Butler places four on KJCCC All-Western Division squad

Butler places four on KJCCC All-Western Division squad

The Butler baseball team had four all-Conference selections on the KJCCC All-Jayhawk West Division squad.

Sophomore second baseman Levi Parker was the Grizzlies' lone representative on the first team. Parker hit at a .321 clip and led Butler with 29 stolen bases and a .428 on-base percentage.

Sophomore catcher Tory Bell and freshman outfielder Dalton Wheat earned second-team honors. Bell hit .300 with three home runs and 23 runs batted in, while Wheat was the Grizzlies' leading hitter on the season with a .349 average and finished second on the team with 27 stolen bases.
Receiving honorable mention was freshman designated hitter Jordan Knox, who finished the season with a .336 average and 15 runs batted in.

Colby led the conference with seven players named to the All-Conference team, while Garden City placed six. Hutchinson and Jayhawk West champion Seward County each had five, while Butler and Pratt had four selections. Dodge City received three selections, and Barton and Cloud County each had one.


2013 All-KJCCC Western Division
Coach of the Year - Chris Finnegan, Garden City
Most Valuable Player - Jake Nath, Colby
Freshman of the Year - Bryson Allen, Seward County
First team
Position Name College     Year  
Catcher Roger Diaz Cloud County SO
  First base   Troy Owen Seward County SO
Second base Levi Parker Butler SO
Third base Daniel Bolte Colby SO
Shortstop Jared Lupo Pratt SO
Outfield Bryson Allen    Seward County FR
Outfield Justin Harris Hutchinson SO
Outfield Jake Nath Colby SO
  Designated Hitter   Cooper Langley Hutchinson SO
Pitcher Tyler Wiedenfeld Seward County SO
  Pitcher   Hayden Howard Seward County   FR
Pitcher Ross Vance Dodge City SO
Second team
Position Name College Year
Catcher Tory Bell Butler SO
First base Justin Crouch Pratt FR
Second base Duncan Izaaks Colby SO
Third base Johnny Griffith Seward County SO
Shortstop Grant Buchanan Colby FR
Outfield Christian Cox Hutchinson SO
Outfield Jordan Jones Pratt SO
Outfield Dalton Wheat Butler FR
  Designated Hitter   Rocky DeSantis Garden City FR
Pitcher Zach Eden Hutchinson FR
Pitcher Nick Silva Colby FR
Pitcher Bradley Spires Garden City FR
Honorable Mention
Position Name College Year
Catcher Drake Biggins Colby FR
First base Matt Sutliffe Hutchinson FR
Second base John Lassiter Pratt SO
Third base Aaron Gile Barton FR
Shortstop Tyler Alitz Garden City FR
Outfield Mason Fischer Garden City SO
Outfield Kaleb Zimmer Garden City FR
Outfield Chris Ramsey Dodge City SO
  Designated Hitter   Jordan Knox Butler FR
Pitcher Dave Johnson Colby SO
Pitcher Colton Kibler Garden City SO
Pitcher Clayton Brewster   Dodge City FR